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Professionalism and the South African Police Service: What is it and how can it help build safer communities?

"This paper does not seek to offer new empirical data informing the police professionalism debate. Instead, it explores the idea of a professional police agency while probing what the concept might mean in the South African context. Some of its focu…

Crime and Crime Prevention in South Africa: 10 Years After

"This article argues that South Africa’s criminal justice system has performed well considering the challenges it has faced since 1994. The task now is to deal with increasingly negative public perceptions of safety and renew efforts to prevent crim…

After the Commandos The Future of Rural Policing in South Africa

"In February 2003, President Thabo Mbeki announced that the South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF) Territorial Reserve, popularly known as the Commandos, would be phased out. This phasing out process is now well underway. By the end of 2009,…

Crime Prevention and Morality The Campaign for Moral Regeneration in South Africa

"This monograph aims to chart the development of the moral regeneration campaign, and assess its relevance to the national crime prevention effort in South Africa. The campaign was initiated by former President Mandela in 1997, in an engagement wit…

Sector Policing. Origins and prospects

"This monograph will examine the new sector policing policy for South Africa and reflect on the experience of sector policing in London (UK). In doing so, consideration will be given to some issues related to ‘policy transfer’—the process in whic…

The Scorpions Analyzing the Directorate of Special Operations

"The “Scorpions”, when referred to by this nickname, are probably, outside of the police, the most recognised law enforcement body in South Africa. The impact of the Scorpions on the South African public’s psyche after four years of operation cannot…

Profiling Money Laundering in Eastern and Southern Africa

"The monograph commences with a profile of the region, presented by the Minister of Finance of Swaziland, Honourable Majozi Sithole, in a keynote address to a seminar on money laundering in the sub-region. He cautions that confronting the menace of …

Penetrating State and Business Organised Crime in Southern Africa Vol 2

"In Chapter 1 of this volume, Charles Goredema provides an in-depth report on organised crime and the penetration of state and business structures in Zimbabwe. The chapter illustrates how the expansion of organised crime was influenced by the conco…

Municipal Policing in South Africa Development and Challenges

"This monograph aims to clarify the functions of a municipal police service and the challenges they are likely to face in fulfilling these. The monograph is based on research carried out independently by the authors over a period of several years. …

Prison Privatisation in South Africa: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

"This monograph is intended to present the relevant issues in the debate over prison privatisation, examine the international experience, and to present the facts regarding the first private prison in South Africa. This monograph is important becau…

Rainbow Tenement. Crime and policing in inner Johannesburg

"This monograph summarises the findings of the last of these components: a 1,100 household victim survey conducted in Johannesburg Central and Hillbrow police station areas in March 2002 and a follow-up 201 household survey conducted in Hillbrow res…

Sentencing in South Africa Public Perception and Judicial Process

"To understand public perception better, and to assess the extent to which sentencing laws satisfy public demands for the tough punishments of criminals, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Institute for Human Rights and Criminal Justi…

The Challenges of Community Policing in South Africa

"This paper attempts to outline these challenges by providing a brief analysis of the origins of community policing in South Africa and how this influenced the conceptualisation of the later community policing policy. This is followed by a descripti…

Assessing the Crime Fighters The Ability of the Criminal Justice System to Solve and Prosecute Crime

"This paper looks at a number of the criminal justice system’s performance indicators to identify its crucial weaknesses. Most of the analysis will be devoted to the last three years (1996-98) for which comprehensive statistics are available for the…

Tackling the Multi Headed Dragon Evaluating Prospects for a Single Anti-Corruption Agency in South Africa

"This paper attempts to contribute to the debate on how to combat corruption most effectively in South Africa. After examining criteria for successful anti-corruption agencies, discussing the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption, iden…

Changing Paradigms in Policing - The Significance of Community Policing for the Governance of Security

"There is much talk within South Africa, as indeed across the world,about the importance of community policing as the appropriate way of policing in the new millenium. What are not always clearly spelt out, are the arguments surrounding the relation…

Organised Crime in Post Apartheid South Africa

"The lack of understanding of the growth of organised crime in South Africa has been the result of a general failure to properly analyse the phenomenon. There is little, if any, substantial work on the development of organised crime in the country …

Partners Against Crime : From Community to Partnership Policing

"Partnership policing is not a new concept in South Africa, but a new and sometimes controversial term. Does it fall under the auspices of community policing or does it replace community policing in its own right? Though many believe that partnersh…

Reforming South Africa's Criminal Justice System

"The transformation of the most publicly visible component of the criminal justice system is still far from complete. But equally serious problems characterise the system further along - these are primarily in the areas of the detection of crime, th…

Options for City Police Services

"In a recent paper,it says : "Sections of the citizenry are undoubtedly unwilling to wait for the uncertain benefits of police transition, and have made their own arrangements to protect themselves and their possessions. The result is a substantial …

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